Transition to Recovery Key Worker

The WCS Mental health & Welbeing are currently seeking an experience and ehtusiatic Transition to Recovery Key Worker.

As a TRec Key Worker, you will be responsible for providing intensive support services to people experiencing mental illness either leaving acute care or needing additional support to avoid hospital admission.

Your role will also entail building supportive, long-term relationships with people experiencing mental illness, providing direct and personalised assistance through outreach services are ensuring that services accessed by people experiencing mental illness are coordinated, integrated and complementary to other services in the community.

For a full description of this role, please refer to the attached Position Description.

The candidate:

To be considered for this role you must possess and address the following essential selection criteria:

  • A demonstrated ability to build supportive and respectful relationships with people experiencing distress, including family members and carers.
  • Understanding and demonstrated awareness of strength-based, solution focused and recovery approaches.
  • Proven experience in, and sound understanding of, the personal, family and social issues associated with suicidal ideation and attempts.
  • Effective communication skills, knowledge and experience in providing direct and personalised assistance through non-clinical outreach services for people experiencing distress following a suicide attempt, their families and carers
  • Ability to liaise with service providers including hospitals, mental health services, GPs and community based services and organisations.
  • Competence with technology to co-ordinate client care and to ensure reporting requirements are gathered.

Possessing a tertiary qualification in Psychology, Community Education, Counselling, Development or Social Work is highly desirable. The minimum qualification requirement for this position is a Certificate IV in Mental Health or equivalent.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, please apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 23/01/2019.

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further, please contact Sandra Popovic on (02) 6221 9507 or on 0448 019 021.

WCS encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply

Acknowledgement of Country

"Woden Community Service acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners of this land and their continuing connection to land and community. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have come from other nations to live on Ngunnawal land. We pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and elders past, present and future."